Publication and correction of judgments: official and unofficial sources – Paul Magrath

7 05 2020

Who is responsible for publishing the official approved version of judgments of the courts? Where should we look to find the latest, in some cases corrected, version of a court judgment? These are not new questions, but the sudden swerve to virtual justice has thrown them into new focus. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 4 May 2020

4 05 2020

On 1 May 2020 Warby J remotely handed down the judgement in Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers [2020] EWHC 1058 (Ch), striking out three parts of the particulars of claim alleging that the publisher had acted “dishonestly” by leaving out certain passages of the letter, that the publisher deliberately “stirred up” issues between Meghan and her father, and that it had an “agenda” of publishing intrusive or offensive stories about her. Read the rest of this entry »

The Government is giving away your money to the Mail and the Sun – Brian Cathcart

30 04 2020

The whole affair could hardly be more sleazy and murky, but the truth is now clear: the Government is giving tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to the corporate press, including the Daily Mail and the Sun. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 27 April 2020

27 04 2020

The highest profile media law case of the week was the strike out application in the case of Markle v Associated Newspapers heard remotely on Friday 24 April 2020 by Warby J. Read the rest of this entry »

Fact checking in the time of COVID-19 – Pierre Andrews

26 04 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic not only represents a challenge for researchers and policymakers in the fields of medicine, international relations and economics, but also in media and communications. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up, Easter Holidays – 20 April 2020

20 04 2020

This is our second and last Easter Holidays Round Up.  The short Easter Term will begin on Tuesday  21 April 2020.  Cases will continue to be heard remoteley. A Message [pdf] published this week by the Lord Burnett of Maldon CJ, Sir Terence Etherton MR and Sir Andrew McFarlane P, outlines how the Circuit and District Judges sitting in Civil and Family should deal with remote working. Read the rest of this entry »

United States: Media and Law Round Up – April 2020

16 04 2020

Coronavirus-oriented news has, unsurprisingly, dominated the US headlines this month. The Presidential response to the health crisis, policy implications and media misinformation has been the focus of much coverage. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up, Easter Holidays – 13 April 2020

13 04 2020

Although this is the Easter Vacation we are, this year, continuing with our Law and Meda Round Ups to keep our readers up to date with what is is going on in the media and law world whilst our readers are subject to various “lock down” restrictions. Read the rest of this entry »

Why resilience to online disinformation varies between countries – Edda Humprecht

10 04 2020

The massive spread of online disinformation, understood as content intentionally produced to mislead others, has been widely discussed in the context of the UK Brexit referendum and the US general election in 2016. However, in many other countries online disinformation seems to be less prevalent. Read the rest of this entry »